There is an ongoing debate in Washington over VA privatization and the extent to which private healthcare should be an option for veterans seeking care. Unfortunately, those on both sides of the debate seem to have retreated to their own respective sides when it comes the veterans’ healthcare. So what are the arguments for and […]
On Monday, after months of vacancy, the United States Senate approved President Trump’s nomination of Robert Wilkie as Secretary of Veterans Affairs. But who is VA secretary Robert Wilkie and where does he stand on the issues most important to America’s veterans? Who is new VA Secretary Robert Wilkie and where does he stand? Robert […]
Recently fired VA Secretary David Shulkin’s legacy at the Department can be summed up as a mixed bag. On one hand, meaningful reforms have been made in the areas of VA transparency and expansion of heath care access for veterans. Unfortunately, the events leading up to Shulkin’s firing on March 28, 2018 resembled the countless […]
VA Screws Up, Tells Veterans to Pay Up In the past few months, we’ve examined VA scandals ranging from secret patient waiting lists and over-prescription of painkillers at VA hospitals. Now there is a new issue emerging at the Department of Veterans Affairs. It turns out that the VA has been overpaying benefits to many veterans across the country. […]
Alexandria, VA- It’s been three years since reports first surfaced about the tremendous level of corruption at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Reports of exceedingly long wait times at hospitals that resulted in the deaths of veterans came out daily. Unfortunately, V.A. corruption scandals have slipped from the headlines, but the problems persist. We’ve done […]
The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that will make it easier to “remove, demote or suspend” employees for misconduct or poor performance.
Efforts to improve and reform the Department of Veterans Affairs faced a headache last month when the department’s Office of Inspector General released a damning report on hospital conditions at the District of Columbia VA Medical Center.
Hot on the heels of President Donald Trump’s executive order that created an office at the Department of Veteran Affairs to better protect whistleblowers, Congress has now taken a big step toward making it easier for the VA to fire bad employees.
President Trump has created a new office for protecting whistleblowers at the Department of Veterans Affairs
President Donald Trump has acted on his campaign promise to help veterans by signing an executive order last week designed to protect whistleblowers at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Wait times at VA facilities are about to get a lot more transparent. That’s the hope, at least, of a new online tool soft-launched by the Veteran Affairs Department earlier this month.